Medical Assessment

We need to make sure that our Firefighters are both medically and physically fit. Successful candidates will require to undergo a medical assessment. Candidates who did not meet the fitness recruitment standard at assessment day will require to undergo a further fitness assessment.

Your medical examination will include measurement or assessment of:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood Pressure
  • Spirometry (lung function assessment)
  • Audiometry (hearing assessment)
  • Urinalysis
  • Analysis of any skin conditions
  • Review of your medical history
  • Clinical examination of eyes, ears, mouth, heart, lungs, reflexes, abdomen and mobility

Your health information is confidential to our Health and Wellbeing Practitioners and Doctors.  They will identify and discuss with you any medical conditions that may affect your ability to undertake the role of a Firefighter.   In some cases, we may need to seek further information from your GP.

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Examples of some conditions which may affect your ability to join us as a Firefighter are epilepsy and the use of certain types of hearing aids.

In advance of your attendance at medical, you will require to attend your optician to have an eyesight examination report completed by them to allow Health and Wellbeing to determine that your eyesight meets the requirements.

Download our Recruitment Health and Fitness Guide for more information.